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Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Original post made on Jan 6, 2014

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91.

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Posted by Carol Harrison
a resident of another community
on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

It sounds like Menlo Park will miss my uncle as much as I will. Yes, he could be crusty and opinionated, but he was also a vibrant lover of life who was generous with his time, always had a story to share, and remained fully involved in his community throughout his life. He was a model for healthy aging in that he remained connected, optimistic and forward-looking even as the loss of friends and mobility mounted. My favorite childhood vacations involved Santa Cruz and Aptos, where he built many a place during his distinguished career and made them available to my family. I still remember the pride when he visited all his homes after the quake about 20 years back and announced them fit and unscathed. He is another of the World War II generation that believed hard work, independence and service to others were fundamental to living a good life. I will miss him, and I thank him for the example he set in terms of resilience and retiring from work, but not life.